Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1012 (Finalized)

  • 17
  • Feb
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Derailment (DRM)
LOCATION: Louisville, NE
RAILROAD: BNSF Railway Company (BNSF)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On February 17, 2015, at 10:56 p.m., CDT, BNSF Railway (BNSF) Train C-BKMKEB0-05A derailed 33 loaded coal cars, Line Numbers 20 through 52 inclusive. This train consisted of 119 loaded coal cars, 16,898 trailing tons, was 6,465 feet in length, and was traveling eastward at a recorded speed of 35 mph in throttle position 8. This derailment occurred on the BNSF’s Nebraska Division, Creston Subdivision, near Louisville, Nebraska, Milepost (MP) 26.02 Main Track Number 1.
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